Christian Louboutin and Janet Jackson during the ‘Bal de la Rose’ (Rose Ball), in Monaco, on July 8, 2022. (Photo by Valery HACHE / POOL / AFP)

Grammy winning artist Janet Jackson stepped out in a sleek and chic black gown, joined by French shoe designer Christian Louboutin at Friday’s annual charity gala Bal de la Rose (Rose Ball) at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco.

Rocking a blunt bob hairstyle with fringe bangs, Jackson’s classic black curve-hugging dress skimmed down to her ankles, and extended into a train, revealing a studded pair of black strappy sandals. With strong shoulders and long sleeves, the Christian Siriano creation featured an embellished jeweled coiled collar. 

The designer took to Instagram to commemorate the occasion, writing, “When Janet calls you just make her a really chic gown because duhhh! #sundayglamor with @janetjackson in Siriano!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤.” Siriano posted another picture with the caption, “Simple, chic and fit for a QUEEN @janetjackson in Siriano we just can’t get enough!”

Carrying a black snakeskin clutch, the “All for You” singer donned multiple stacked chunky bangles to complete her look with a hot pink manicure to give an added pop of color. 

This year marked the return of the ball since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The event used to be designed by Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019 at 85 years old. Established in 1954 by Princess Grace Kelly, the Bal de la Rose has since been organized by her daughter Caroline, Princess of Hanover with funds benefitting the Princess Grace Foundation — an organization meant to elevate “emerging artists in theater, dance, and film through career-advancing grants.”

Louboutin took over design duties this year, and coordinated the decor around the theme, “Return of the Twenties.” For the occasion, he donned a pale pink printed suit with matching pink shirt underneath, brown printed bowtie, and coordinating fez cap while he posed for pics with Jackson. This year, proceeds will also go towards a retrospective on Louboutin’s work L’Exhibition(niste), open though August 28 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. 

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